S and I don’t really like to drive out to PB to eat because there’s usually traffic, and parking isn’t easy to find. But a few weeks ago, since I was already there for the SD Food Bloggers’ Bake Sale, we decided to grab lunch afterwards with a couple of friends who came to the sale as well. One of our friends suggested Leilani’s Cafe, since he had recently returned from his first trip to Hawaii and was missing the food there. Well, the only Hawaiian place I’ve ever tried is L&L Hawaiian Barbecue – specifically, the Regents road location – and it wasn’t that impressive, so I was looking forward to trying something new.
Order at the walk-up counter. There’s a handful of menus in addition to the chalkboard. Tiny tiny interior, with three or four tiny tiny tables. Haha. There are two big patios though – I just wished it wasn’t so windy that day.
Copy of the menu:
We shared an order of the Leilani Style Spam Musubi:I have to admit that I don’t exactly have a good standard for what’s great and what’s just okay when it comes to Hawaiian food since I haven’t had it very much (so any comments are appreciated ^^”). Anyway, this was a little different from what I expected because I’ve never seen scrambled egg in a spam musubi, and also instead of the sweet teriyaki BBQ sauce, there is a spicy mayo dip. Haha. I thought the dip was a bit weird and didn’t mesh too well with the spam flavor, but except for the slightly-stale seaweed, I thought it was pretty good.